When it came out in India in 2019, there was no doubt that the Redmi K20 series was one of the best midrange options on the market in terms of value. It was made of all glass, had the most advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipset, and even had a selfie camera that popped up. The Redmi K20 Pro, which cost Rs 27,999, had all the features that a mid-range flagship phone in 2019 could want. But the K20 series came out when the Redmi brand was known more for its cheap phones. The K series then went away, at least in India, for the next two years. With the Redmi K50i, it’s kind of like it’s back. But the market it is going into is different.
One reason is that so many new products from bigger companies are priced between Rs 25,000 and Rs 40,000. Before 2019, you could only get a OnePlus phone for Rs 40,000 or more. Now, OnePlus has a separate Nord and R series for this price range. Not to mention “Nothing,” the last person to answer. Then, where does the Redmi K50i fit? Does it have what it takes to play this part? Here’s our evaluation.
The Redmi K50i has a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD FFS screen with a refresh rate of 144 Hz, a Mediatek Dimensity 8100 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, 64MP+8MP+2MP and 16MP front cameras. It also comes with MIUI 13 and Android 12. A 5080 mAh battery can be charged quickly with 67W.
What’s different about the Redmi K50i this time?
When you compare the Redmi K50i to the K20 series, you can see some changes. The expensive glass-back design is no longer available, for one thing. The frame and the whole body are now made of plastic. Now, you can get the phone in three different colours: Stealth Black, Quick Silver, and Phantom Blue. We need to judge some blue, which has some sparkles on the back. And in different lights, it has different shades of gold.
The Mediatek Dimensity 8100 processor has been added to the Redmi K50i. The Dimensity 8100 is also used in the Oppo Reno8 Pro, which just came out on the market.
Also, Redmi has replaced the AMOLED screen on the old K20 with an LCD FFS screen on the new K20 (Fringe-Field Switching). The phone is approved for both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and the refresh rate of the screen is 144Hz. Redmi says that the FFS display for LCDs is better than regular LCD displays. According to the maker, this should make the battery last longer and give you a wider view.
Starting price of Redmi K50i is ₹20,999.
Sale of Redmi K50i will start from july 23.
K50i is best, it has more feature than the previous phone of this segment.
The smartphone will go on sale from July 23 and will be available on Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Stores, & other retail outlets.
What’s good about the Redmi K50i?
Talk about the display to start. This is not an AMOLED, but an LCD, which is sure to cause a lot of talk. But the screen works and has enough brightness to be useful. I watched Netflix shows on the device, like Love, Death, and Robots and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The meeting was good enough. Xiaomi gives users a choice of three refresh rates: 60 Hz, 90 Hz, and 144 Hz. During the test, I changed to the highest setting, but keep in mind that this usually means that the battery will run out faster.
There’s no doubt that this phone is made to be fast and powerful, and it’s also made for gamers. This also explains why Redmi only sells it in two different ways: with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage or 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. I have the one with 8GB RAM for review. There’s no microSD slot close by. The Mediatek Dimensity 8100 Max is the best processor for this kind of phone because it is made to handle hard tasks. Genshin Impact and Asphalt 9 worked perfectly and didn’t stutter when they were played at the highest visual setting. After about 10–15 minutes of playing Gensin, I noticed that my back was getting a little warm, but it wasn’t anything to worry about. Switching between apps or playing other games wasn’t hard. The Redmi K50i does a great job for a phone with the CPU it has.
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